World Education Services (WES) Canada is a non-profit organization that provides credential evaluations to international students and professionals. This credential evaluation from WES Canada is generally called WES attestation in some countries e.g India and Pakistan.
WES issue this credential evaluation to those people who want to study or work in the U.S or Canada. This credential evaluation also helps authorities (e.g immigration authorities, universities, colleges, schools, and employers) to understand the educational background of an applicant in a better way.
WES Canada analyzes the following points during the issuance of the credential evaluation:
- It verifies the authenticity of certificates and degrees.
- It certifies all the qualifications.
- It provide grade point average (GPA) equivalency.
The process to apply WES attestation:
The WES attestation process is based on three simple easy steps. These steps are:
- Submission of online application to World Education Services Canada and receiving of WES reference number.
- Sending of educational documents to World Education Services Canada in accordance with the WES reference number.
- Receiving the ‘WES credential evaluation’.
Submission of online application to World Education Services Canada and receiving of WES reference number:
Go to the official website of World Education Services and change the website language according to your desired country e.g U.S or Canada. I’m am explaining this process for Canada and you can follow the same procedure for the U.S.
Click on ‘New Applicants – Get Started‘ after selecting ‘WES Canada‘.
Carefully read all the instructions and click on ‘Apply Now‘.
Now select the desired country where you want to use the ‘WES credential evaluation’. (the U.S or Canada)
After selecting the desired country, select your purpose to use the WES credential evaluation. Our purpose to get this certificate is to apply for a visa. So we will select ‘ECA Application for IRCC‘.
Now fill in the form with basic information and create an official WES account. On the next page provide all your personal information and correct home address.
In the next step provide your educational information. Click on ‘Add Credential‘ to do this and fill in the form with correct educational information from 10th grade to the latest degree.
After that double-check all the filled information especially your home address and proceed. The next step will provide you information about the report and total attestation price. Review it and proceed to select courier service. Select your desired courier service and proceed further.
In the next step read all the document requirements and important instructions. Please read them carefully and follow all of them. You can also download the academic record request form from this page. This form you can send to your university to get a transcript in a sealed envelope. The address of WES is also mentioned on this page. Save it to later write on the envelope.
Now move to the next step, review all the information, provide payment details and submit the application. After that, you will get your WES reference number. Save it as well to later write on the envelope.
Sending of educational documents to World Education Services Canada in accordance with the WES reference number:
You have two options to send documents to WES:
- In the first option, you can request your educational board/university to send your transcripts directly to WES.
- In the second option, you can personally get your transcripts from your educational boards/universities in a sealed envelope and send it to WES Canada. I will recommend you to choose the second method.
Get your transcripts in a sealed envelope form educational boards/universities. The sealed envelope must be according to the instructions mentioned on the WES website.
Clearly mention the WES reference number on each envelope. Also request your board or university to put seal, stamp, and signature in the right order as mentioned by WES. (see above image)
Once the envelope will be ready, send it to the World Education Service Canada by courier service.
Receiving the ‘WES credential evaluation’:
WES will verify after receiving your documents and send you the ‘credential evaluation‘. You can use this credential evaluation for admission and immigration purposes.
You have to send certified copies of all the certificates and degrees (from 10th grade to the latest degree) to WES.
Only send copies of all the transcripts, certificates, and degrees to WES. Don’t send original documents to WES because WES does not return any received document.
How much does a WES evaluation cost?
There is no specific cost for WES evaluation. During the online form filling process system will automatically calculate the total fee. This fee will depend on the number of certificates and degrees.
Can I email my documents to WES?
No, WES does not accept documents sent via email or other electronic methods.
How long does it take WES to complete an evaluation?
Generally, the WES Canada issues credentials evaluation in one week after receiving the application.
*We took all the images from the WES website to explain the complete attestation process.